In February 2017, The Hub will be holding its second annual Startup Competition – a dragons’ den style event. The idea is to provide promising students with innovative projects some guidance and financial support to create a successful business startup.

Students who are interested in the Startup Competition should know from the outset, that unlike the Dragons’ Den TV show, this is not a pitch for an equity stake in your idea. It’s a pitch contest to get you started. But it is also not pie in the sky. Your ability to do what you intend, and have a team in place to execute on your idea, will prove vital. It is more than a pitch competition. You will need to convince its judges that you indeed can do what you are pitching, i.e. create a business, a product, etc.


  • Attend the workshop, Startup Competition Prep, aka Dragons’ Den Prep, November 21st, The Hub, 3 to 5 pm
  • Register for UTSC Startup Competition by January 20th on Eventbrite, * required
  • Send a copy of your pitch document by January 20th to, * required
  • Attend the UTSC Startup Competition in February (date: TBD), * required

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